Apr 28, 2011

Drawn and Quartered Part III Draw-Off!

Wall Eye Gallery will host Drawn and Quartered Part III Draw-Off on May 6 & 7!

Friday, May 6th, 6:00p-10:00p - Opening Reception of an exhibition of art by participating artists.
Saturday, May 7th, 6:00p-10:00p - The Competition begins at 7:00p.

Figure drawing as a spectator sport? Three years in a row? Yes!!! Four established figure and drawing groups; The Murray Hill Drawing Group, Dr. Sketchy Cleveland, Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Care, and N.O.I.S. (The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society,) will meet up and draw against time and each other for the amusement of an engaged audience. Think wide world of wrestling meets art school meets cabaret!

The teams of artists will compete against each other during timed drawing sessions, trying to capture the magic of an honest drawing. Costumed models and dancers, MorrisonDance, will be drawn live by the competing artists and teams vying for praise and prizes. The disciplines will range from quick gestures to a 90-minute portrait (run concurrently.)

Professional Artists and the audience will vote on the best individual and team drawings. The audience will have a chance to draw as well. Drinks, refreshments, music, and drawing materials for the inspired guests will be provided!

Finished artwork will be available for purchase during and after the events.

Apr 18, 2011

Our 2011 Schedule. So far.

We've had a lot of questions thrown our way about our upcoming schedule, and not just what the next show is. We hear:
"What's coming up in the summer?" "The fall?" "A specific time frame cuz I'm in town?" "Your blog sucks, there's nothing about the upcoming schedule aside from what I already know."

So here it is! Alright? (Please note some details are tentative and it's simply a schedule, not a call for artists.)

Show: ILLUSTRIOUS - Illustration and comic book art!
April 22: Opening Reception 6-11p
April 23: Open 12-4p
April 24: Open 12-3p
And by appointment through April 29
More details

May 6: Opening Reception 6-10p
May 7: COMPETITION!! 6-10p; Competition starts at 7p.

Show: PEDALING ART - Art about bikes or made of bikes!
May 20: Opening Reception 6-11p
There's lots of open hours for this and other events! We'll post those details soon!

June 11 & 12: Lectures, bands, and show, 12-8p both days. Three venues.
The show at Wall Eye is free, but tickets are required for lectures and bands.
Lots more details!

This is where the schedule gets less specific and dates are subject to change:

Show: NEO-Renaissance
July 15 July 22: Opening Reception

Show: Furniture [Title TBD. Show of furniture makers and designers.]
August 19: Opening Reception

Show: PLAYING HOUSE (The art of Stephanie Rond, Stephanie Lipscomb, Sharon Dorsey, and Linda Ayala)
September 23: Opening Reception

That's about all we can share for now!

Apr 17, 2011

Apr 12, 2011

It's So Illustrious!

Our next show, 'ILLUSTRIOUS: An Exhibit of Illustration and Design' will be April 22nd - 29th.

It's a wild exhibition of illutration and design featuring fifteen Northeast Ohio artists showcasing many levels of style and technique through all mediums including comic book art, traditional drawing, posters and prints and 3D toy design.

Viewers will also receive a sneak preview of Derf's upcoming graphic novel "My Fri...end Dahmer" featuring never before seen original pages about the true story of the artist and his long childhood to high school friendship with the most infamous killer in U.S. history: Jeffrey Dahmer.

This will be an exhibition you surely don't wanna miss!

Curated by Joe Ayala


Featured Artists:

John G.
Jeffrey Lamm
Arabella Proffer
Joe Ayala
Herb Ascherman III
Kyle Kershner
Jake Kelly
Anthony Jacobs
The Bubble Process
Jonah DeRivera
Dennis Crabapple McClain
Jason Rudolf
Derrick Quarles
and Adam Schonhuitt

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, April 22, 6-11pm

ADDITIONAL HOURS: Saturday, April 23, 12-4pm
Sunday April 24, 12-3pm
And by appointment through April 29.

Apr 3, 2011

Cafe Bellas Artes at Wall Eye!

On Friday, April 8th, 7:00p-8:30p we will host Cafe Bellas Artes for "An Evening with Five New Emerging Latino Artists: Bilingual Presentations about Latino Art and Culture" featuring:

- Steve Warner, grandson of Carlos Cahuas (Peru) Visual Artist
- Carmelo Ramos Alvarez (Puerto Rico) Sculptor
- Barbara Polster (Cuba) Visual Artist
- Gabriel Gonzalez (Puerto Rico) Photographer
- Rosalina Morales (Puerto Rico) Painter

This event is FREE and open to the public.
Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by Cleveland State University's Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Cafe Bellas Artes of The Cleveland Museum Of Art.

The show Intuitive Visions will be up during this event! Carmelo Ramos Alvarez and Carlos Cahuas are featured in this show.